O Mathan! aid me to control

From Athalia, HWV 52, Part I, Scene III

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
A flat major → E flat major
Meter
4/4
Length
13 measures

English text

Athalia

O Mathan, aid me to control
The wild confusion of my soul!

Mathan

Why shrinks that mighty soul with fear? What cares, what danger can be near?

Athalia

E’en now, as I was sunk in deep repose, My mother’s awful form before me rose; But ah! she chill’d my soul with fear, For thus she thunder’d in my ear:

About the text

  • Author: Samuel Humphreys

Instrumentation

  • Athalia (Soprano)
  • Mathan (Tenore)
  • Continuo

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